drug addiction

Prescription Drugs Kill More Teens Than Cocaine and Heroin Combined

April 16, 2015

Prescription Drugs Kill More Teens Than Illegal Substances Teenagers are at greater risk of overdosing on prescription drugs than they are on illicit ones, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on their website, citing deaths relating to pharmaceutical drugs averaged at a rough estimate of 23,000 in 2013. It’s a disproportionate effect […]

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Taking Ambien Doubles Your Chance You Will Visit An Emergency Room

August 28, 2014

Insomnia Drug Ambien Linked to Doubling of Emergency Room Visits New analysis from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that over-medicating with the insomnia drug zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnox, Stilnoct, Sublinox, Hypnogen, Zonadin, Sanval and Zolsana) led to a near DOUBLING of emergency department (ED) visits in the United […]

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